Published: Sept. 8, 2023
De Humani Flyer
NEST Studio for the Arts, in partnership with the International Film Series, is bringing anthropologist-artist Lucien Castaing-Taylor to the CU Boulder campus on September 17th to host a free, public screening of his new film, DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA.
Five centuries ago, anatomist André Vésale opened up the human body to science for the first
time in history. Today, DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA opens the human body to the
cinema. It reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the
gaze and attention of others. As places of care, suffering and hope, hospitals are laboratories
that connect every body in the world.
Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor collaborate as filmmakers at the Sensory
Ethnography Laboratory, Harvard University. Their films and installations have been screened in
prestigious festivals such as AFI, BAFICI, Berlin, CPH:DOX, Locarno, New York, Toronto, and
Venice. Recently, their work joined the permanent collections of museums such as MoMa and
the British Museum, and has been exhibited at Tate Modern in London, Whitney Museum,
Centre Pompidou, and Berlin Kunsthalle.
In 2013, their film LEVIATHAN received the FIPRESCI Award at Locarno International Film
Festival and numerous awards all around the world. SOMNILOQUIES, was broadcasted on
ARTE and at Berlinale in 2017. CANIBA won the Special Jury Award at the 74th Venice Film
Festival among many other awards.
DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA is their fourth film resulting from their collaboration.
Castaing-Taylor will be in person for the screening to provide an introduction to the film and offer a Q&A discussion afterwards.
This screening will be held at the Muenzinger Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus on Sunday, September 17th. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts promptly at 7:00pm. Information on parking can be found here: